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The Boat and Travel Shows are Underway

Russell County Tourist Director Janette Marson is on the road promoting Lake Cumberland and Russell County. Last week, Marson was in Detroit at the Great American Boat Show. She has events coming up in Louisville, Ohio, and Indiana over the next couple of months.

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The State Legislature is back in Session Today

WJRS News spoke Monday to Senator Max Wise about the first couple of weeks that the Senate has been back in session. The pension crisis and the budget are the main concerns this year, we ask Senator Wise about those.

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School District Calendar Committee Meets Wednesday

The Russell County District Calendar Committee will meet on Wednesday, January 17th at the Russell County Board of Education Central Office. Items on the agenda include… Public comment Review/discuss the survey regarding the 2018-19 proposed school schedule/calendar Discuss need for additional District Calendar Committee Meeting Develop draft 2018-19 school year ...

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Winter Weather is back in the Forecast

More snow and cold temperatures are in the forecast to kick off the new week. Meteorologist Dan Holiday has the latest on what we can expect in the Lake Cumberland Area.

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Barn Fire


The Jamestown Fire Department was called out to a barn fire over the weekend. The department was dispatched out just before 5:00 pm Saturday evening, to a report of a barn fire on Half Acre Road. According to Jamestown Fire Chief Jeff Landers, the homeowner was burning a brush pile ...

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Warming Stations


With the extreme cold returning, the warming stations in the community will open back up. If you are in need of a warm place to go, the Russell County Courthouse basement as well as the Community Center in Russell Springs and the Russell Springs Fire Department will be available to ...

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Update on New Businesses Coming to Russell Springs

Mayor Eric Selby gave WJRS News an update late last week on the progress of the new truck stop and other businesses that were recently announced to be coming to the city of Russell Springs.

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Free Soil Sampling Beings this Week

Jonathan Oakes, AG agent for the University of Kentucky, recently stopped by our studios and discussed the free service. It will start later this week. Anyone with questions can contact the local extension office at 270-866-4477.

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